Crafty Devil: Reupolstering Chairs

The boyfriend’s dining table chairs were about 10 years old and looked every minute of it. Hideous viscose fabric in an awful plaid made your stomach want to turn. 
I chose outdoor fabric, which will hold up well to spills and years of traffic in bold geometrics, one linear and one curvy.  As a bonus the green was a half-off remnant.

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How do you do it? Simple, the foam was still fine so we simply stapled the fabric on over the old stuff.  You have to pull the fabric very tightly to get it to conform, and I carefully folded the edges to get them to lay correctly on top.  We also had to buy a hardware stapler which I am sure we will use again.

Lay out your chair pads to get an idea of how much fabric you need and cut appropriately.

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Then, pull the fabric tightly and staple into place.  We used a hammer to make sure all the staples went in all the way.

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When we were done, the finished product was a total improvement.  2 chairs of each color.

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